Everything You Need to Know About Impact Windows

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Everything You Need to Know About Impact Windows

This year’s hurricane season is supposed to be a doozy- and as we’ve said many times in the past, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  Although most Southwest Floridians understand the importance of basic hurricane preparedness, such as having a “go-bag,” a planned exit route and making sure to have plenty of cash on hand, the thought to install impact windows isn’t often on that list.

Impact windows explained

Impact windows provide the highest level of protection to the interior of your home because they’re nearly impossible to penetrate. Most brands are made from several layers of glass (or other types of synthetic materials), which makes them highly resistant to shattering. Impact windows not only help protect your home from flying debris brought on by gale or hurricane force winds, they can also protect you from criminals who are trying to gain entry to your house.

Although they’re a bit pricier than hurricane shutters, impact windows do come with some advantages. For example, they don’t need to be put up and taken down after each and every storm. Whereas hurricane shutters can be a hassle (not to mention they only provide protection while they’re up), impact windows are a one-time install. They look just like regular windows, and because they offer additional protection from UV light, they can also help prevent your carpets, furniture, and curtains from fading and discoloration.

Lastly, impact windows also provide noise reduction, which is a benefit to anyone who lives on a busy street or close to a highway. And because of the level of protection they provide, most insurance companies offer homeowners insurance premium discounts to policy holders who install them.

Keeping your home safe during hurricane season

Impact windows can be an ideal choice for snowbirds, especially those who don’t spend a lot of time in SWFL during hurricane season. In addition to providing your home with an extra layer of protection, you’ll have the peace of mind that comes with knowing your home away from home is safe and secure.

If you want even more peace of mind, hiring a home watch service, such as Gulf Shore Home Watch & Concierge, can help. For more information on how home watch services work, along with the benefits of partnering with a trusted, reputable service provider, call our office today to learn more.